You will have to excuse the photo but it is all I can find of a carving I did titled Bird#1. I have some of my work in The Long River Gallery and Gifts in White River Junction, VT. Last week this piece sold and I am still enjoying the side affects. A sale to me means that I am not the only person who enjoys what I have created, it means that what I am doing has meaning and brings joy to more than just me. Why do I need this justification, this substantiation, not sure exactly but it does make me want to keep creating. I guess in a way it reinforces what I am doing and like getting a good grade in school, it is a reward for the hard work I put in. Now I will take all this great energy, go into my studio and get back to work.